The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has reportedly suspended broadcasting licences for Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi Radio respectively for it terms as “unprofessional conduct posing a risk to national peace and stability”.
IBA has cited section 29 (1)(j) of the IBA amendment act of 2010 which cites that “the IBA board may cancel a broadcasting license if the cancellation of the license is necessary in the interest of public safety, security, peace, welfare or good order”.
Earlier today, the authority issued a warning to broadcast media houses and later called for a second briefing in the afternoon.
Muvi TV and Komboni Radio have recently endured accusations of siding with the opposition UPND. Observers say the two broadcasting stations were the most independent during the campaign period.
Zambia is going through a sensitive period after a stalemate following the election of President Edgar Lungu.